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Medical School at 29? Any mature students studying medicine?

Hi guys,

I’m a 26 year old currently re-taking my science GCSE’s (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) - exams in May / June (eeek). I start my 2 year A-Level course in September (Biology, Chemistry, English).

Studying medicine to become a doctor is my dream and I am hoping the blood sweat and tears of re-taking my GCSE’s and A-Levels will pay off. Aiming to apply for Med school in 2022 / 2023 at the ripe age of 30 :smile:

I currently work as a PA to a neuroscientist at UCL and have a great network around me with great opportunities for work experience in hospitals, etc, and hoping a reference from my boss will come in handy too, ha.

Anyway, sorry for the waffle, would be amazing to hear from other mature students who took a slightly longer route to medicine? What route did you take RE securing the grades required? How did you find the interviews?

My biggest concern is not getting the A grades all London Med Schools require... I have my heart set on studying at Kings

Thanks if you read this far :smile:
Original post by MaddyScott123
Hi guys,

I’m a 26 year old currently re-taking my science GCSE’s (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) - exams in May / June (eeek). I start my 2 year A-Level course in September (Biology, Chemistry, English).

Studying medicine to become a doctor is my dream and I am hoping the blood sweat and tears of re-taking my GCSE’s and A-Levels will pay off. Aiming to apply for Med school in 2022 / 2023 at the ripe age of 30 :smile:

I currently work as a PA to a neuroscientist at UCL and have a great network around me with great opportunities for work experience in hospitals, etc, and hoping a reference from my boss will come in handy too, ha.

Anyway, sorry for the waffle, would be amazing to hear from other mature students who took a slightly longer route to medicine? What route did you take RE securing the grades required? How did you find the interviews?

My biggest concern is not getting the A grades all London Med Schools require... I have my heart set on studying at Kings

Thanks if you read this far :smile:

Did you have A levels from your school days and they'd gone 'stale', or is this your first set?
Original post by Reality Check
Did you have A levels from your school days and they'd gone 'stale', or is this your first set?

This is my first time doing A-Levels. My GCSE’s from my school days weren’t great either... hoping to turn it around this time :smile:
Thanks so much, will definitely check that out
Hey how it go? Are you in med school now? 🙂
Reply 5
Original post by MaddyScott123
Hi guys,
I’m a 26 year old currently re-taking my science GCSE’s (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) - exams in May / June (eeek). I start my 2 year A-Level course in September (Biology, Chemistry, English).
Studying medicine to become a doctor is my dream and I am hoping the blood sweat and tears of re-taking my GCSE’s and A-Levels will pay off. Aiming to apply for Med school in 2022 / 2023 at the ripe age of 30 :smile:
I currently work as a PA to a neuroscientist at UCL and have a great network around me with great opportunities for work experience in hospitals, etc, and hoping a reference from my boss will come in handy too, ha.
Anyway, sorry for the waffle, would be amazing to hear from other mature students who took a slightly longer route to medicine? What route did you take RE securing the grades required? How did you find the interviews?
My biggest concern is not getting the A grades all London Med Schools require... I have my heart set on studying at Kings
Thanks if you read this far :smile:

Hi
Reply 6
Original post by MaddyScott123
Hi guys,
I’m a 26 year old currently re-taking my science GCSE’s (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) - exams in May / June (eeek). I start my 2 year A-Level course in September (Biology, Chemistry, English).
Studying medicine to become a doctor is my dream and I am hoping the blood sweat and tears of re-taking my GCSE’s and A-Levels will pay off. Aiming to apply for Med school in 2022 / 2023 at the ripe age of 30 :smile:
I currently work as a PA to a neuroscientist at UCL and have a great network around me with great opportunities for work experience in hospitals, etc, and hoping a reference from my boss will come in handy too, ha.
Anyway, sorry for the waffle, would be amazing to hear from other mature students who took a slightly longer route to medicine? What route did you take RE securing the grades required? How did you find the interviews?
My biggest concern is not getting the A grades all London Med Schools require... I have my heart set on studying at Kings
Thanks if you read this far :smile:

Hi, follow your dreams. Age is only an excuse

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